We've reopened with modified summer hours and free admission on weekends! There's plenty of space to reconnect and amazing art to discover in all corners of the Museum. Please read our new health and safety policies before your visit.
From sticky to crusty, pliable to powdery, and shaped to shapeless, clay’s ability to transform in real time is prompting a new generation of artists to explore the possibilities of this ancient material. RAW features new work by four artists who are pushing boundaries with unfired clay: Cassils, Magdolene Dykstra, Azza El Siddique, and Linda Swanson. See it now!
We're excited to introduce Clay Date, a new online art fundraiser in support of the Gardiner Museum and inspired by the special exhibition RAW. Presented by the Young Patron Circle's SMASH Committee, Clay Date will virtually unite a community of art enthusiasts and cultural philanthropists for an evening with artist Habiba El-Sayed.
Every object in our permanent collection can be accessed through our eMuseum portal. Learn about individual collecting areas, like Italian Maiolica or Modern and Contemporary Ceramics, or search the full collection by keyword. You'll be amazed by what you discover!
As we begin to welcome visitors back to the Gardiner, we need your support to continue offering innovative and engaging exhibitions, programs, and community projects on site and online. Make a donation and help us build community with clay.
You may recall that in 2007 that the Gardiner Museum won high praise from the Pug Awards when our building won the People’s Choice Award for Best Commercial & Institutional Building.
Last night we were once again honoured – this time with the Pug Award’s Best of the Best Architecture Award in Toronto of the Past Ten Years (Commercial Category).
The award is confirmation of what we have believed for the past decade – that our building is one of the most beautiful in the city. Our research consistently shows that it is one of our unique attributes that visitors find appealing, and that contributes to a positive impression when they visit.
We gratefully acknowledge the leadership of previous Executive Director, Alexandra Montgomery, and Helen Gardiner, the Honourary Chair of the Capital Campaign, who led the transformation of the Gardiner Museum, designed by Bruce Kuwabara and Shirley Blumberg of KPMB Architects. We re-opened to great acclaim in 2006. We also recognize the leadership of William Hewitt and Aaron Milrad, who were the Chairs of the Board during the capital campaign.
The transformation of the Gardiner Museum would also not have been possible without the generosity of the Canada-Ontario Infrastructure Program, Government of Canada, Government of Ontario, a transformative gift from Helen Gardiner, two anonymous gifts over $1 million, and the gifts of over 25 individual donors who gave over $100,000 to the capital campaign.
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